Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Thu 28 Sep 2023 Malinga keeps doing what he knows best: Karunaratne Sri Lanka, against all odds, defeated hosts and favorites England to keep their hopes alive in World Cup 2019. Batting first, the Lankans managed only 232 Dimuth Karunaratne dedicates historic win in South Africa to Sri Lankan fans Their fortunes however changed with a change in captain with Dimuth Karunaratne taking over from the sacked Dinesh Chandimal. Colombo Test: We lost it in the first innings, says Chandimal Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal agreed that his side lost the second Test match after managing only 183 runs in the first innings In numbers: Sri Lanka’s batting woes in Tests There was a time when the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Tests had legendary names like Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Atapattu, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara Focus: Patience the key for rebuilding Sri Lanka When the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand began at Dunedin last week, it was unanimously agreed that the hosts would be favourites to win the match and the series. Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand:Wagner guided NZ to 122-run victory New Zealand have opened their home summer with an emphatic win over Sri Lanka by 122-run in the first Test Chandimal promising inning kept New Zealand in check Karunaratne and Chandimal led the Sri Lankan fight back as the visitors still trail the hosts by 234 runs after day two in Dunedin. In contrast with day one where the runs were scored at a brisk rate by New Zealand and wickets also fallen Galle Test Day 5: Yasir Shah takes seven as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka Pakistan completed a dramatic turnaround in the Galle Test to go 1-0 up in the series on Sunday. Yasir Shah picked up seven wickets as Sri Lanka crumbled to 206 all out in their second innings